A Look Back at the Past Year: Fall 2012
Every year, Nev Garrity, one of our very dedicated volunteers, helps lead many of our activities, including the Fall Banding Program, with the assistance of our enthusiastic high school student Wetheads (volunteers).
In the fall, Wetheads set-up and bait the traps, then return in their canoes to retrieve the ducks. The ducks are immediately identified (by species, age and sex), banded and released back into the marsh.
Wetheads in the canoe, heading out to collect ducks from the trap.
Collecting the ducks from the trap can be tricky!
Nev instructing Wetheads on how to identify ducks by looking at their wings.
Putting a band on the ducks leg helps track their migration patterns.
Identifying the ducks. Do you know what this is?
Student from a visiting class holding a duck, getting ready to release it back into the marsh.
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